Hot ‘Curry’ delivers on big stage
19-YEAR-OLD Edendork player Darren McCurry announced his arrival on the senior inter-county stage at Dr Hyde Park. Roscommon, on Saturday in some style.
With four marvellous points in a second half cameo role, McCurry certainly enhanced his chances of a starting place ahead of this weekend’s third round All-Ireland qualifier tie.
Clubmate and former Tyrone star, Brian McGuckin, like many others was singing the praises of the latest Tyrone starlet.
“I think Darren is very good. He works extremely hard at his game. Every time you drive past Edendork football field, Darren is out practising, even during the winter months!
“He is completely two-footed and, when he gets the ball inside the 40 yard line, it usually results in a score.”
McGuckin, who enjoyed a successful run with the O’Neill county from 1997 to 2002, believes McCurry will not be overawed by his step into the big time.
“Darren is confident - without being arrogant. His preparation for a match is excellent. He just lives for the game.
“I thought his call up to the county senior set up was little bit early, but I’ve no doubt that he walked into that changing room as if he had been there for years.”
Edendork have produced their fair share of inter-county stars in the last few decades - Joe and Mickey Mallon, Niall McGuinness and Paul Maxwell to name but a few who have represented their county at the highest level.
This weekend, another Mallon, Connor, will represent his club as Tyrone minors take on Monaghan in the final of the Ulster Football Championship.
Former manager of the Tyrone Vocational team, Brian is confident that Tyrone will come away with the title on Sunday.
“I think Tyrone minors are a very good team. They have as good a forward line as you are likely to see in this year’s championship and their defence tightened up greatly the last day following a shaky opener against Armagh.”
Looking forward to the All-Ireland series, Brian believes Tyrone can go all the way.
“I think that Tyrone will be very hard to beat. By bringing on a few young player, Mickey Harte is certainly keeping the older players on their toes.
“I believe that Tyrone can beat any of the top three teams on their day.”
With young players of the calibre of Darren McCurry, it just might be a hot summer ahead!!!
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